C > I recently moved my home office to another part of the house and have
C > discovered a fairly pronounced symptom of RF interference in my pc
C > monitor (occassional wavy lines). Unfortunately the optimal placement
C > of my pc puts it directly above the service panel in the basement and
C > against the wall where the power enters the house.
As the others indicated, it's the magnetic field(s) from the service
panel and wiring interacting with your monitor. I have a similar
effect here with the power transformer of the radio causing the
monitor to flutter ever-so-slightly. (The unit is located on a shelf
about 8" above the top of the monitor.)
C > I could move my workstation to another part of the room but I'm
C > wondering if there isn't something I could do to shield first. I must
C > admit I'm a little concerned about the health effects of this as well.
The relatively long wavelength of 60 Hz makes it a bear to elminate.
For "poops and giggles" I tried a sheet of aluminum foil (grounded)
between the receiver and the monitor, a sheet of metal. No effect, or
at least none noticed.
I think it's going to be easier to move the computer station than
eliminate the magnetic fields. You might try moving your set up 90ø
-- perpendicular to the wall. Might be far enough from the source to
only get a slight flutter, and/or the electric service fields and
monitor fields not interfere with each other as much.
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